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Does Cumbria need to have its own coastguard?

Everyone who ventures onto the waters off the Cumbrian coast will be familiar with the Liverpool coastguard.

Last updated 27 July 2011
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Keep holidays boredom at bay for Cumbria's kids

For most children in Cumbria it’s that exciting first week of the school holidays. The chance to enjoy time together as a family and make the most of these long, light and sometimes sunny days.

Last updated 26 July 2011
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End of the road for Carlisle Municipal Bowls League

Carlisle Municipal bowls photo There’ll always be an England. There’ll always be cricket on the village green, Last Night of the Proms, Post Office queues.

Last updated 23 July 2011
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Rebel Steve Harley never tires of making fans smile

Steve Harley photo It's one of those songs that always gets played at weddings and always fills the dancefloor.

Last updated 21 July 2011
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Do we need stricter teachers?

According to Charlie Taylor, the Government’s new behaviour tsar, new ly-published “clear” advice should put a stop to teachers living in fear of litigation if they touch a child. (15 comments)

Last updated 20 July 2011
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Is Cumbria's summer destined to be a washout?

Carl Fallowfield photo Some blame it on St Swithin, some say it is climate change, others that it is just Cumbria.

Last updated 19 July 2011
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Bean trees and cannonballs - a hidden Carlisle awaits discovery

Carlisle tour book photo Spend a few years in a city and you start to think you know it. Take Carlisle – I’ve been here since 2008 and I could probably find my way home after a night out. Even a really good one.

Last updated 16 July 2011
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Cumbria facing attack of the alien creatures

Carlisle giant moth photo They’re swarming over here, making their homes, feeding off our natives and scaring us half to death.

Last updated 16 July 2011
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Why Cumbrian industry is in a tasty state

Angela Thawley photo Think of Cumbria and your mind might fill with images of glittering lakes, towering mountains... and crumbling Custard Creams.

Last updated 14 July 2011
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How will £9,000 university fees affect Cumbrian students?

Students across the country are celebrating their graduation days – and looking forward to starting work and paying off their loan fees. (1 comment)

Last updated 13 July 2011
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How we can all make a difference in drought-hit East Africa

Tony Vaux photo Almost 30 years after the Band Aid appeal to save famine victims in Ethiopia, a worldwide appeal has been launched to save hundreds of thousands of people in drought-hit East Africa. Former Oxfam chief Tony Vaux, who lives in Cumbria, explains how we can all make a difference.

Last updated 12 July 2011
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Cumbria cancer survivors back new NHS campaign

Erica Wellings photo Race for Life is the UK’s largest women-only fundraising event and thousands of women will walk, jog or run the 5k course in Carlisle this Sunday to help raise money for Cancer Research UK’s life-saving research.

Last updated 7 July 2011
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How should care of the elderly be funded?

Even some people who are decades from retirement are wondering how they will afford care in their later years. Every day, millions of pensioners are asking the question right now. (13 comments)

Last updated 6 July 2011
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‘When you know that there’s something that’s going to get you in the end you make the most of each day’

joan111 For every bride the moment they got engaged is an exciting and often life-changing experience.

Last updated 5 July 2011
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Do strikes ever work?

Nationally, as many as 750,000 public sector workers – members of the National Union of Teachers (NUT), the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL) and the Public and Commercial Services (PCS) union – are striking tomorrow over changes to public sector pensions. (1 comment)

Last updated 29 June 2011
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Watching the world flutter by

butter1 Steve Doyle can still remember the precise moment he fell in love with butterflies. He was out birdwatching when he was suddenly spellbound by two much smaller winged creatures near him. It was almost 30 years ago – but there is still an excitement in his voice as he describes it.

Last updated 29 June 2011
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Have Cumbria's carnivals had their day?

On Saturday, July 9, a parade of floats, three bands, a carnival queen and her attendants and fancy-dressed children and adults will be parading through the streets of Maryport, just as they have done for 40 years.

Last updated 28 June 2011
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Cook as Simon says

simon444 The latest celebrity chef is not young cool and trendy, nor a stunning former model, or even a celeb-turned cook.

Last updated 25 June 2011
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I grow my own medicine

herb6 You won’t find any white bottles of pills or silver packets of capsules at Jackie Cooper’s house.

Last updated 25 June 2011
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‘All you need is the sky and sunrise’

mears333 Ray Mears is at Keswick Mountain Festival on Saturday May 21. He is giving two talks, at 5.30pm and 9.30pm. For tickets visit www.theatrebythelake.co.uk or call 017687 74411

Last updated 25 June 2011
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